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Well, here we are. At the cusp of the holiest time of year. Did you arrive ready, in peace, challenged, or weary? Did you kick and scream a little along the way?

Ready or not, the Passion is upon us. We know the dark one attempts to undermine our good efforts, disrupt the peace we long for, expose our weaknesses, and tire us from the good fight. But when we surrender our life's experience to God, accept Jesus not only as our guide but as our Savior, welcome the Spirit as it moves and dwells within - ultimately all of it brings about God's kingdom.

You see, despite or because of it all, we still made it here: at the table, at the cross and at the tomb. Come. Be witness. Be changed - for Good.

Understanding Easter Triduum

The summit of the Liturgical Year is the Easter Triduum—from the evening of Holy Thursday to the evening of Easter Sunday. Though chronologically three days, they are liturgically one day unfolding for us the unity of Christ's Paschal Mystery.The single celebration of the Triduum marks the end of the Lenten season, and leads to the Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord at the Easter Vigil.

The liturgical services that take place during the Triduum are:

  • Mass of the Lord's Supper
  • Good Friday of the Lord's Passion
  • Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord

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painting by Sieger Koder

photograph provided by Jim Forest

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by Azul Castro Manzanero, 2013

Iztapalapa, Mexico.

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The ruined Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin, built in 1862,

Ukraine, Zhytomyr region

FB Olga Rutkovskaya.

Catholic News Agency, March 2022

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Noli Me Tangere

icon by the hand of Deacon Matthew Garrett

Holy Week Schedule

You are invited to come experience the whole celebration of Easter Triduum at St. Elizabeth of Hungary. We walk through it once a year, but it can change you forever.

April 14, 2022

7:30 pm Holy Thursday

Washing of the Feet

April 15, 2022

11:15 am Good Friday, Stations of the Cross

12:00 pm Good Friday Mass

Veneration of the Cross

April 16, 2022

8:30pm Easter Vigil Mass

RCIA Candidate

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April 17, 2022

9:00 am Easter Sunday

Traditional Easter Egg Hunt for the kiddos!


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Five Scenes from The Gospel of Mark.

Five Amazing Hymns & Songs. All in 37 Minutes.

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Maundy Thursday, April 14, thru Easter, April 17

When I Was Hungry and Thirsty

The statue When I Was Hungry and Thirsty is complete and has arrived safely in Colorado.

The installation and blessing will occur 2:30pm on Sunday, April 24th, 2022 - Divine Mercy Sunday. Bishop Jorge Rodriguez will preside. The artist, Timothy Schmalz, will likely be in attendance.

Please plan on joining us for this singular and meaningful event.

Home-made cookies and refreshments will be served.

Sandwich Line News

Standing watch over the alley, the Safety Associate noticed one of the guests was staring at her with what she calls the mal'occhio - or the evil eye. She asked, "Is everything all right, sir?" "No," was his curt reply. "Can I help you?" she inquired wanting to put her guest at ease. He responded with indignation, "Whenever you say hello to me, you never say your name." hmm... "I don't believe I know your name, sir." Hands on hips, head looking back over shoulder, eyes darting downward, he retorted, "How do you like me now?" Her audible laughter did not seem to allay his suspicions of her. ; )

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Gratitude Corner

We are thankful for the good work of all of those involved in Liturgy. Their gifts and dedication bring us prayerful, beautiful and reflective experiences in which to encounter God this Holy season on the way to the Cross and Resurrection.

We are thankful for old and new friends that we see filling our pews on Sunday. We hope you know how good it is to have you celebrate with us, and we hope your heart calls you to return again and again.


Pastor's Corner

Father Sam to host Sacred Triduum Retreat Day

"A Dialogue of Divine Love: The Seven Last Words of Christ"

Holy Saturday, April 16th from 9am - 1pm

Cathedral Basement

Registration Fee: $30, includes lunch

Please call Linda in the CBIC office to see if there are spots left: (303) 831-7010

Religious Education Corner

A Special Congratulations to Xavier!

Xavier is well known in our St. Elizabeth of Hungary Community, and we warmly congratulate him on being fully initiated into the Catholic Church at this 2022 Easter Vigil!

Whether we know Xavier from joyfully greeting us at the church door, youth group, or the many places he is involved at church, we know how much of a delight he is to our community. Xavier is intelligent and peaceful in his interactions. He brings these strengths to his journey and study of the faith. He has chosen the confirmation name of “Salvator” from Salvator of Horta, a saint not as commonly known to our parish – giving us an opportunity to learn with Xavier!

We ask for St. Salvator’s intercession and are grateful to be with Xavier during this meaningful time in his spiritual life.

Volunteer Opportunities

We have some great volunteer opportunities and would appreciate hearing from you! For all mentioned below contact, Liz Barreca, at

  1. If you have an idea for an Adult Faith Group or would like to lead one after we finish Fratelli Tutti on April 24th, reach out!
  2. We also would appreciate volunteers to sub for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, a Montessori-method based way of teaching children 3 to 6 years old.
  3. If you are interested in working with tweens and teens, you are welcome to come help with our parish youth group that meets the first Sunday of each month.

Young Adults (20s and 30s)

  • Looking for time to hang out with other local Catholics? Come join the Young Adult Cathedral Catholics (YACC) at the Knights of Columbus Hall after the 6:30pm Mass to socialize, grab a bite, and enjoy a beer. YACC gathers every other week. ***Please note: The Knights Hall Parking Lot is paid parking ($5). You can support the Knights by using the lot (as they provide the hall space for free) or find free parking at 1511 Logan St.

  • Interested in experiencing the beauty of God in nature and spending time in Catholic Fellowship? Check out the events Creatio has to offer here:

Financial Times

Make Easter offerings online during the Easter season! Throughout the year, many of you already support the congregation with your time, talent and financial contributions. But greater seasonal participation is always welcome. We encourage you to consider our electronic giving program.

ONLINE: Start or increase contributions today through our electronic giving program. It takes just a few minutes to set up a recurring giving plan. To learn more, go to NEW! Online Giving.

ON YOUR PHONE: Download the VANCO MOBILE app to your phone from your app store for easy and efficient Mobile Giving. Search for "St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church" - and set up your profile. Simple!

THROUGH TEXT: Just text the amount of your donation (whole numbers only) to 844.975.3611. You will get a link back to which you connect to complete your donation. Fast!


Pastoral Associate - Lauretta Proulx

On-Site Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 3pm

Business Manager - Lisa M. McMahon

On-Site Sunday and Monday: 9am-12pm

On-Site T/Th: 9:30am - 2:30pm

NOTE: Staff (above) Meeting at Cathedral: Thursday from 1:15pm - 2:30pm

Maintenance - Trey Turner

On-Site Tuesday - Saturday: 9am - 1pm

Safety Associates on duty 9am -12pm:

Sunday and Monday: Lisa McMahon

Tuesday through Saturday: Trey Turner


Fr. John-James Arcidiacono CSJ

Dear members of St. Elizabeth of Hungary,

I was asked to write a brief introduction as I will now be working more regularly at both St. Elizabeth of Hungary and at the Cathedral.

I grew up in the states of Washington and Oregon, attending public schools. I received my undergraduate education at Santa Clara University and earned a bachelor's degree in Mathematics. After college, I got more involved in my Catholic Faith and soon began to consider the priesthood.

I first entered the seminary in 2002 and then the Congregation of St. John in 2003. I have a master's degree in both Theology and Philosophy, having studied the works of St. Thomas Aquinas with a special emphasis. I did several years of study in France and I was ordained a Catholic Priest in 2012 in Ars, France, the village of St. John Vianney.

As a priest, I have served in various Catholic Schools, parishes, and retreat programs. I also enjoy sports, hiking, juggling, chess, ping-pong, painting, or playing on my Irish tin whistle.

In August of 2020, I was assigned in Englewood, CO, where I live with four of my religious brothers. As a community, we chant our morning and evening prayers together and spend time daily in Eucharistic Adoration.

I am very happy to now begin serving more at St. Elizabeth of Hungary and I will be looking forward to getting to know all of you and seeing how I can be of service. Please be assured of my prayers for you! God Bless +


Fr. John-James Arcidiacono +

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As of March 2022

In alignment with federal and state guidelines, the Archdiocese of Denver has lifted all restrictions and liturgical modifications, with pastors making determinations on local procedure.

At this time, St Elizabeth will maintain distribution of the Body of Christ only.

As for attending mass and programs at St. Elizabeth, you are encouraged to wear a mask.

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